Category Archives: Interior Design

A Gender Neutral Nursery for Baby Blue :: {Portland Interior Designer}

When we knew that we weren’t going to find out if our expected baby was going to be a boy or a girl, we set out to design a gender neutral nursery for Baby Blue.

Gender neutral green nurseryA website that I adore, Apartment Therapy featured this room design.  Thank you!

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A little gold paint + IKEA bench = subtle glamor

Better Homes & Gardens says: “For so long, silver and its cohorts have been the first place metal in home decor. But yellow metals are inching back into the spotlight. Embrace the trend with gold accents that have a little softer finish, rather than metals with a full-on shine.”

Adding a little gold #Krylon paint around just the bottom of the legs of an IKEA bench gives it subtle glamor.  It’s understated with just enough luster to make it lovely.  This is the Molger bench from IKEA purchased for $39.99 in early 2014.  It’s versatile enough to work in the bathroom, kitchen or sun room.

Gold Legs on bench give subtle glamorThank you for visiting!  If you enjoyed this little project, please feel free to Share, Recommend or Like below.   X,O ~Kristina

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Tropical Inspired Bedroom :: {Portland Interior Designer}

A Tropical Inspired Bedroom Story

We originally moved in to a condo with neutral color walls and white trim…beautiful, but not much personality. I faux painted two colors of chocolate onto the back wall and added a subtle tropical theme to the rest of the room. The two colors used on this chocolate wall were Miller Paint Hideaway 0137 for a base with Film Noir 0144 over top.

I wanted some sort of linear art across the top of the bed and found discounted metal art at Bed, Bath & Beyond (below) for $13.  Seriously.  It was an additional mark down from the lowest sale price! Score. I bought 2 sets (LOVED the textures) and then painted the back on the two cloudy white windows to add pops of color.  (The cloudy windows look brown in the before photo because of the cardboard packaging behind it.)metal art

Since it’s best to stick with odd numbers when decorating, I was short one metal peace, so I went to the hardware store and bought copper wire, wrapped it up into a “wad” (sophisticated technical term) and shaped it into roughly the same size as the rectangles.  The wire art filled the space perfectly and gave my row of seven some interest. I re-purposed a bin storage unit that used to go in our bathroom above the toiled to be additional storage in our bedroom placing our hamper beneath it. It’s just enough clearance to put things in the hamper and my bathroom looks much classier, simple and tasteful.  Yes I even included a few shots with the bed unmade and “lived in.”  Our condo isn’t always perfect with a toddler living under our roof but one indicator that I succeeded in my design choices is that I even like the way bed looks unmade!  he he.

Decor credits; Lamps/ Home Goods, Headboard/ Joss & Main, Bedspread/ West Elm, Side tables/ Cargo Inc of Portland, Wall Art/ Bed Bath & Beyond, Clothes hamper/ Fred Meyer, Tropical Curtains/ I sewed myself.

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Tropical Inspired Design :: {Portland Interior Designer}

Here is my tropical inspired design in a Portland condo main living area (Living / Dining combo) using the saturated, brilliant colors of Cuba, Brazil, Belize and Mexico.

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